culture type: competence
Competence cultures value winning and being the best. People are expected to be experts in their field - generalists are not typically appreciated. Performance standards are very high and individuals are expected to stand up for their ideas, rather than focusing on building consensus. The environment is pressure-packed and very individualistic. Because of this, decision-making is thorough and the solutions deemed strongest win out.
- strong opinions, intensive debate, and winning
- individual expertise and very high performance standards
- standing up for one's ideas rather than building consensus
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Nigel’s top culture values
taking individual responsibility
Those who place high value on Taking Individual Responsibility tend to prefer environments where people hold themselves accountable. Those who place low value on Taking Individual Responsibility typically prefer environments where the team as a whole is held accountable.
having high performance expectations
Those who place high value on Having High Performance Expectations tend to work hard to achieve goals and expect the same of others. Those who place low value on Having High Performance Expectations typically balance completing work with maintaining personal balance.
Those who place high value on Fairness tend to believe that the same rules should apply equally to everyone. Those who place low value on Fairness tend to believe that circumstances, not equitability, should determine decisions.
being team oriented
Those who place high value on Being Team Oriented tend to collaborate and rely on team effort to achieve goals. Those who place low value on Being Team Oriented typically prefer to work independently and prioritize individual goals over team goals.
seeking input from others
Those who place high value on Seeking Input from Others tend to consistently ask others for suggestions and constructive criticism. Those who place low value on Seeking Input from Others typically prioritize personal experience over other input when making decisions.
Those who place high value on Achievement Oriented tend to continually focus on achieving successes that advance them in their role and career. Those who place low value on Achievement Oriented typically believe that learning and contributing overrides receiving rewards.
rewarding team success
Those who place high value on Rewarding Team Success tend to identify and reward collective team success over individual success. Those who place low value on Rewarding Team Success prioritize and reward individual performance over the success of teams.
Those who place high value on having Autonomy tend to operate independently and prefer solitary projects and activities. Those who place low value on having Autonomy typically work best with and around others.
Those who place high value on Decisiveness tend to quickly consider the information at hand before making firm decisions. Those who place low value on Decisiveness typically prefer to fully consider multiple options before landing on a single conclusion.
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